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Today's News

  • Keitlin places second at home invite

    Nathan Phipps felt strong Jan. 17. Then he met someone stronger.

    Phipps, who was one of three Evergreen Cougar wrestlers to advance to the final of their respective weight brackets at the annual Evergreen Invitational, got all he could handle against Sheridan’s Luis Gurele.

    Phipps led early but needed a reversal in the third period to send their 103-pound final into overtime. Gurele attacked at the next whistle, got Phipps down and managed a pin in 21 seconds.

  • Depleted Cougars fall to tough Jaguars

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — The sick felt sicker Jan. 14.

    Evergreen, depleted after a viral tidal wave swept through the team, found little cure facing D’Evelyn and Jeremy Sullivan, the leading scorer in Class 4A.

    The symptoms? A Cougars team that didn’t take care of the ball, never established an inside game despite a height advantage, and gave up a back breaking 15-1 run after claiming the lead for first time in the third quarter.

    The diagnosis? A 55-44 Jefferson County League defeat.

  • Evergreen girls close to turning corner

    It’s easy to see the glass as half full this season for the Cougars.

    Of course, when are youth and optimism not joined at the hip?

    Evergreen’s youthful bunch chased and harassed D’Evelyn for 36 minutes Jan. 13 before they were finally put to rest with 13 seconds remaining. But plenty of glimpses of what could have been and what could be were apparent in the 56-51 Class 4A Jefferson County League girls basketball defeat.

  • Cougars roll Reds

    Known as sloppy starters who clean up well, the Evergreen girls finally rewarded themselves by dominating the first half Jan. 20 against Arvada.

    And that fast finish? It was more like a lull.

    "We had gone down and we thought, ‘We got this," Cougars sophomore Jordan Florschuetz said. "But you can’t ever let up. You have to always play hard throughout the whole game."

  • Evergreen girl on journey of self-discovery in theater

    Danielle Samler is a regular Evergreen girl who just happens to love the theater. However, when Samler isn’t in school, singing in the choir at Beth Evergreen or onstage, she spends a lot of time in the car. The family has racked up hundreds of miles driving to rehearsals in Greeley, Lafayette, Littleton, Evergreen and Denver. And it’s all worth it to allow Danielle and her older sister, Desiree, to explore their passion for acting.

  • Painter finds her true passion in life

    Chris Coyle Orlikowski has finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. Tucked away in her second-floor studio in Evergreen, Coyle is downright giddy as she leads a tour of her creative haven and her artistic career.

    “We finished the building a year ago,” Coyle says of the two-story garage that sits adjacent to her house, “but I had been planning this studio in my head for at least a decade. It’s tough to get me to leave; I just love it here.”

  • EHS science teacher explores ocean bottom

    It’s a trip of a lifetime for Evergreen High School science teacher Cheryl Manning, who is spending seven weeks aboard a research ship sampling the ocean bottom.

    Manning left two weeks ago for Costa Rica, where she set sail with other science teachers on the R/V Knorr to collect samples of ocean water and sediment so scientists can better understand the organisms living at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the equator.

  • Senior housing proposed between two parks

    County planning officials are looking at a private developer’s proposal to build 14 senior-living units on private property bordered by Buchanan and Bergen parks north of the Buchanan Rec Center.

    The property consists of two 1-acre parcels bordered by Bergen Park on the north and Buchanan Park on the south.

  • Free seminar designed to help those looking for work

    Judaism in the Foothills and the Canyon Courier are co-sponsoring a free weekly seminar in the Evergreen area to help people who are looking for work in the ailing economy.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman will give a presentation designed to help people as they transition to new careers or businesses. The lessons, wisdom and advice that Brackman offers come from the Torah and Judaism’s other ancient texts, but the seminars are open to all people no matter their religion or background.

    Brackman will help the attendees to:

  • Elk Meadow grows by 7 acres — for $600,000

    Jefferson County Open Space on Dec. 19 closed the deal to buy 7 acres zoned residential next to the Elk Meadow Open Space Park in Evergreen for $600,000.

    The land located west of Evergreen Parkway at Bergen Peak Drive is situated between a housing development and the park at the intersection of Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard.

    The advisory committee of the Jeffco Open Space department recommended acquiring the parcel, and the Open Space Advisory Commission approved it in a split vote at a regular meeting Sept. 4.